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Child Action man arrives in Nepal

By Dan Aspel -

Touring & travel

 03 November 2010 12:09

Franco Mancini, a 39-year-old financial adviser, has arrived in Nepal after a 12,610km ride from Italy.

He arrived on 30 October, and has so far raised £10,000 for Child Action Nepal. He will spend the next month working in local orphanages.

Here are the stats…

12,610km, 30% off road and 600km above 4000m
13 countries
€1100 in petrol
43 days, 28 on the road (450km a day average)
Max temperature 38C near Tehran, coldest -4C at Kunjerab pass (China/Pakistan)
ZERO punctures
Countless nice people

To support Franco’s fund-raising efforts visit:

http://www.facebook.com/pages/Francos-Challenge/149999491693902 or http://www.justgiving.com/Francoschallenge